Photo Blogging Challenge – Leap


The theme for the February photo blogging challenge was “Leap”.

I decided to interpret that as “take the leap” and get pictures of some of my adventures this month.

One of the benefits of living so close to Boston, is I get to attend advance screenings of movies. (Movie studios host these free screenings so the press can see the movie for review. They fill the theater with people like me in hopes that the crowd reaction enhances the reviewers opinion of the movie.)


The first movie I saw this February was “Pride Prejudice and Zombies”.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I “took the leap” to attend and actually enjoyed the movie. 

The joke about weather in my state is “If you don’t like it, wait a few minutes. It will change!” That is certainly true in February. We’ve had 10 degree & 56 degree weather in the same week this month.

On a particularly cold say (when newscasters were warning that exposed skin could get frostbite with 30 minutes outside) I visited my friend Marina and her 1 year old boy. Marina needed to go to an appointment and was planning to go by train, but I had a car and no other appointments that day so I told her I’d drive her and her baby instead.


The baby fell asleep in my car, so I “took the leap” and said, “Don’t wake him! I can take care of him while you’re at your appointment.” He was adorable & asleep for about 25 minutes before he woke up scream crying. Oh well! 


I was walking around a flea market when I saw this item and thought “It takes a leap of creativity to think of combining those two universes.”

Yoda/Alf made ma smile and the shop keeper had fun telling me about why he made it.


One of my favorite places in MA is the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Until this challenge, I’d never thought to look up and see what was written on the top of the building. When I was able to take a leap to try a new vantage point, I was overjoyed to find this.


Finally, I was out taking a walk on one of our warmer weather days, and I decided to head down a road I’d never walked on before. Taking a leap to try new things lead me to this beautiful mural!

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Thanks for inspiring me to take more photos!


36 thoughts on “Photo Blogging Challenge – Leap

  1. This is a beautiful collection of shots for leap. I will have to check out the zombie one. I love campy silly movies and I of course like zombies too. 🙂

    Your stories for each picture were wonderful. I especially love the baby picture and story… it made me smile!

  2. That mural is on the top of the library in Boston? I Have never seen it, either, and I have walked by there a thousand times.

    • The writing is on top of the library engraved.

      I never noticed it till I crossed the street to visit Sweetgreen and stared at the library from across the street to see if there was a picture possibility for this challenge.

      I’ve been visiting the BPL for over 14 years, so it’s amazing what goes unnoticed till you change your vantage point. 🙂

  3. I love Boston. The changing seasons is my very favorite part. Here in Washington we have a saying as well. “If you can see Mt. Rainier, it’s about to rain. If you can’t see Mt. Rainier, it’s already raining”!

  4. Sounds like a really fun month! I haven’t done a photo challenge before, but this looks like a good one! Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite movies, I haven’t decided if I can make the leap to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies yet 🙂

  5. What a great compilation of photos! I love the idea of taking a leap and you using the warm weather to go to a new area!

  6. We have that joke about weather in Missouri as well. You chose five fantastic leaps for the month. Alf Yoda? Hmmmm……not too sure about that. 🙂

  7. Nice take on the theme. I was looking for a library photo – glad to see one, especially one that shares a little-noticed aspect of the exterior.

      • Oh…I think I missed that nuance as I was reading all the PBC posts last night. Thanks for setting me straight. And yes, I’d say that’s a bit of a leap wrt to your usual routine.

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  9. Great set of photos for February’s theme. The Alf photo made me chuckle. I used to love that show. And the Quincy mural is really nice. It is always nice to take a leap and explore new spots, isn’t it?

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